It's possible in Europe. Not inexpensive, but possible. They call them
'rotation engine'. The engine is not new, but totally rmanufactured by
Just to mention possible cost, in 2005, in Italy a OM601 engine without
ANY accessory (i.e.: non injection pump, no water or oil pump, no
jnjectors, etc.) had a raw material cost of 6.500 euro + vat +
workmanship to echange engines. This cost already includes the discount
(or purchase) of my old engine...
Search for VEGE they are a dutch company and here in UK they also have a
plant, the engines are rebuilt to origional spec and are delivered bolted in
a tubular steel frame and you send the old one back the same way, loads of
garages and private buyers use them as they are top quallity, before you
call them get a copy of the engine type number of the plate as they will
want to know this to give you a price and delivery date
There are of course many aftermarket engine rebuilders.
But, here in Canada, MB Canada have their own recondiontioning center.
Proably a bit more expensive than some but at least all the parts are
genuine and installed using factory procedures.
I once had a need for a rebuilt engine, and did enquire. But shop talked me
into rebuilding a low mileage used engine they found **. Overall job was
about $7000, and for another $1500 or so, I could have got the MB
As it is though, my rebuilt engine now had 75k km on it and it runs really
** My engine had had pieces of the turbo and a bolt pass through it!
Thanks to all. I did find the OEM engines, and also evaluated, and
decided to go with, the overhaul. Boring and rebuilding the engine is
approximately half the cost of installing a new engine, and will
result in the same long-lasting engine when properly maintained.
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